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Review of Gran Via

Gran Via
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Craft-Beer and Tapas Tour in Madrid
Ranked #18 of 757 things to do in Madrid
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

GRAN VIA is one of the most important and elegant streets in MADRID,it splits the city from east to west between PLAZA ESPANIA to PLAZA CIBELES with its beautiful fountain of cibeles.The street is full on both sides of nice shops,restaurants and theaters of variable levels.One of the most noticeable thing is the distinguished beautiful architecture of almost all the buildings along the street.In my opinion it surpasses all other european cities I ever seen.
Do yourself a favour and enjoy a nice stroll in this viable street.

Visited June 2013
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“great location”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

i would say very nice hotel but i will put extra for visitors if you wana chill out only dont go for it, if you are going to do shopping and partying just gooo , its great location i was there for 5 nights my perents stayed on esta espania just opposite side beside KFC they really enjoyed them stays, for me i stay in room just in the road said was too noise from the traffic, but was enjoyable stay to be honest.
another thing there are no one speak english, when i ask and speak english to them they just an swer ion spanish , witch was quiet hard to communicate,

Visited August 2012
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“One of the main streets in Madrid”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

When you visit Madrid, you will most likely walk down Gran Via at one point of another. It is filled with restaurants, cafes, shops and everything else you could possibly want to find. It's a central street so don't miss it.

Visited June 2013
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“Just alright...”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We walked almost the whole way from east to the west point of Gran Via. It was a good walk. Started promising with the impressive Banco de Espana and the Metropolis Building.

There's the usual fashion and clothing stores around and food options (of course also all the typical fast food chains). Then there's some malls and theaters. That's all fine, but other major cities have similar boulevards...and I like them better (like 5th Ave or even Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona).
Of course, there's lots of nice architecture to look at, but the Gran Via is - especially on the east end - a bit on the way down. Lots of shops and bars were closed....for good. And the busy traffic doesn't add to its charm.

It's an ok walk, but not that impressive. We've seen better.

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Visited April 2013
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“Bustling road”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Very busy road, likes Oxford Street. Lots of shops, restaurants (of the tourist rip-off variety) and hotels. The architecture is quite nice though, as is the energy of the place.

Visited May 2013
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